Saturday, October 11, 2014
My name is Joy and as some of you may already know, I am joining the Becthold family and will be joyfully working with students at Washington Elementary School in the fall. I am a Professional Therapy Dog and have my very own license(I can't drive though)! I am a Bernese Mountain Dog and am 2 1/2 years old. I am big and fuzzy like a bear, but much sweeter! I'm training the Becthold family this week so they know all of the rules, then we will be heading back to Iowa. I was born and raised right here in Kansas, but Cooper said I will love Iowa! Go Hawkeyes! I love birds! Thank to all of you who supported my adoption! I promise to do a good job!
June 21st-Day 4 training
posted Jun 21, 2012, 4:54 PM by Gina Becthold
Today was TEST day! First we went to a facility to watch some gentlemen get their awards for helping train the dogs in class. Then we set off to complete a test in a restaurant to demonstrate our knowledge of the policies and rules in these settings. Finally we drove to a large mall and finished the Public Access Test. We had to do all sorts of things like down/stay, come, down/stay (Gina walked out of side and Joy had to sit under a table and wait for her return), and "pass" the distraction portion too. It is hard to ignore someone putting pizza crust 1 inch from your nose as well as strangers petting you, stepping over you, and rolling tennis balls past. My Lab friends had a hard time with the tennis ball! I did a wonderful job, if I do say so myself! Hopefully I will pass my certification tomorrow and will be on the road to my new home in Iowa!